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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 23, 2018

Trojan volleyball hits bump in road

By Justin Webster | Sep 05, 2018
Photo by: JUSTIN WEBSTER/Ledger photo No. 15 Kara Jeffrey leaps up to smash a kill against the Bloodhounds Tuesday night at FHS. The Trojans lost 3-0 for their first loss of the season.

The Fairfield volleyball team lost their first three games of the season in a hard-fought 3-0 home defeat to Southeast Conference rival Fort Madison Tuesday night.

 

Game one

After trailing by 10-plus points in the opening set, the Trojans battled back to lose 25-23.

“It was definitely missed opportunities and not over-confidence,” said Head Coach Diana Drish about her No.12 ranked team.

“We weren’t ready for the ball, we weren’t anticipating the other team or their hitters,” added Drish.

 

Game two

More of the same for Fairfield as they dug themselves into a hole they just couldn’t escape in a 25-20 set two loss.

“The night went really well considering we were down 10-11 points in set one and fought back in set two and three as well,” admitted Drish who then explained. “We will take it as a learning lesson and use it as a positive.”

 

Game three

Maybe the toughest to watch thanks to the obnoxious excitement of the visiting Bloodhound student body that outnumbered the Trojans 4-1 with many Fairfielders attending the various football games at the stadium and the cross country team down the road at Riverview Country Club. The Trojans tried but just couldn’t overcome as the fell 25-21 in the decisive set.

“Teams just have bumps in the road and this was ours tonight,” said Drish who added, “We will work hard and get back at it,” before admitting that she may be back to no sleep after a 5-0 start to the season.

Saturday the Trojans will play at Linn-Mar in Marion versus various teams.

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